What to Do When One Kid Is Picky and the Other Isn't? Enter to Win!

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This week's question:

Do you have some picky eaters and some not-so-picky eaters? How do you plan meals everyone will eat?

ritzbit has a vegetable eater and a vegetable not-so-much eater.


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TKsMo... TKsMommie

I live this situation, LOL.  I make sure there is something at every meal that everyone will eat.  Even if that means the rest of us are having salad and I give my son some baby carrots for a vegetable.  I won't plan a meal around his picky eating but I make sure he has something he will eat.  And if its a meal my daughter doesn't like and I know won't eat much more than a bite or two of, I make sure there is a side she will eat.  Keeps them happy and from going to bed hungry!  They have to eat their "no thank you bites"  and then they have something they can go to town on!

scien... science_spot

Well I plan meals, but there is usually someone leaving hungry.....

MomIWant MomIWant

I have two "semi-picky" eaters and I just cooked one side dish that each likes.  We usually have a problem with the protein, vegetables were easier to get them to eat even with them liking different veggies.

momof... momof3kgirls

I do have one picky eater. She's my youngest. My older two will eat pretty much anyhting but the little one doesn't budge too much! I plan meals the same way I just sometimes make an additional side for the little one that she will eat.

RanaA... RanaAurora

I'm the one who isn't picky, so I usually make an effort to make things the picky kid likes, though there are certainly times where I make what I want.

3Bear... 3BearsMama

Do you have some picky eaters and some not-so-picky eaters? How do you plan meals everyone will eat?

None of my kids are picky eaters, but on the occasion that they don't care for a certain veggie if some melted cheese on top doesn't work, I don't worry since they eat most vegetables.  I plan dinners, make them, and if they don't like it they don't eat.  I will not offer a replacement or let them have something later...this is probably why I don't have picky eaters!  At my house, if you can't find something on the table to fill yourself up with, you go hungry that night, I can't remember the last time I got an upturned nose at the table.  LOL!

Lelan... LelandsMommy

My 3 year old is the picky eater, and my 18 month old will eat anything! There aren't a lot of things that the whole family will eat... in fact I can only think of 2; spaghetti and cheese tortilenni... but we have to leave the sauce off for my 3 year old. Usually we just make the 3 year old a different meal.

BaezBoyz BaezBoyz

I'm pretty lucky I guess not to have any picky eaters. Both my boys love their vegatables so that's a plus.

Sarah... SarahFire82

I think I am more picky than my 4 yr old boy! He loves veggies, meat, fruit, really almost anything I put in front of him he will eat. My stepdaughters are a little more picky but they are old enough to tell me what they want so its not a problem usually.

Haisa... HaisaiUrumaAnma

My oldest daughter doesn't like spinage and peas and onions and tomatoes and my younger daughter doesn't like carrots. My husband doesn't like fresh tomatoes and onions either so I never make them at my home. I just make the certain foods without the vegetables that my family doesn't like. 

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